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Definition of scoot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scoot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scoot
    BrE BrE//skuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːt//
     
    he / she / it scoots
    BrE BrE//skuːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːts//
     
    past simple scooted
    BrE BrE//ˈskuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːtɪd//
     
    past participle scooted
    BrE BrE//ˈskuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːtɪd//
     
    -ing form scooting
    BrE BrE//ˈskuːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (informal) to go or leave somewhere in a hurry I'd better scoot or I'll be late. They scooted off to Dublin for the weekend.
  2. 2(North American English) = scooch (1)
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scoot

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